This blog is part of the keynote talk ‘Inside out/outside in: design as open’ I gave at the Spaces of Learning conference, April 18th in Toronto about how the nature of nowadays design has become fundamentally ‘open’ in nature and what impact this has about we deal with design.
This talk is divided in 4 seperate blog posts:
- Part 1 ‘Design as open’
- Part 2 ‘Openness as paradigm shift in society‘
- Part 3 ‘Rhizome as a toolkit for fluid design‘
- Part 4 ‘Complexity and criticism’
‘Design as open’ is not just something which just broadens the playing field of design. It fundamentally changes the nature of design and thus has a big impact on how we think about design, how designers behave and how design education should look. Design critics have begun starting to worry about a backlash this paradigm shift could have on design: as design spreads itself out further and further, the danger is that it becomes hollowed out as a profession.